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Viburnum × bodnantense

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to March
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink-white shades
  • Leaf ColourBronze

Description

Viburnum × bodnantense. This is a deciduous shrub it will grow to about 3m in height. It has slightly glossy, deep green oval leaves they are paler on the undersides, before they drop in the autumn. The flowers will bloom from the autumn to early spring depending on the climate and open pale pink and fade to white open.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Hybrid of garden origin, V. farreri x V. grandiflorum

Interest and use

Grown for its cultivars and specimens. Winter interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will grow in sun or semi-shade in deep, fertile not too dry soil. To thin out overgrown plants cut out some older shoots after flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or from seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

All are prone to honey fungus and leaf spot. Aphids and viburnum beetles may be a problem.

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